Cincinnati single family home sales surged ahead in January of 2014 versus the same month in 2013 in Hamilton and Warren Counties. According to data pulled from the CincyMLS.
The winter has been both bad and good for local home sales. Serious buyers are willing to jump over snow banks to see houses and many people who thought their current homes were fine are finding having the kids home for so many days driving them to look for more space. The bad news is that enough new listings are hitting the market. Lack of lots of homes for sale equals lots of bored buyers who would rather watch HGTV than go house hunting. February numbers will point which way the housing market is headed. Expectations are high and hopefully interest rates, lender requirements and lack of properties for sales throws the brakes on a moving market.